Year 10 – Photography

Length: Single Semester
Contact: Arts Leader

Recommend Background

No prerequisites.

Course Description

This unit is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of photographic imaging and associated topics.

During this course students will have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire knowledge and skills in Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex)
  • Learn about photographic processes and contemporary technology, including industry standard software
  • Investigate aspects of photographic techniques such as compositional techniques
  • Develop photographic skills in capturing images through excursions and photographic projects
  • Use photographic equipment in a safe and practical manner
  • Explore alternative image making methods and experimental photographic processes
  • Use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom software to modify graphics
  • Learn about specifications pertaining to publishing on different media, to include knowing about and
  • Understanding the role/impact of resolution, screen sizes, file sizes, file management and file types
  • Develop skills in engaging with industry and/or community
  • Practice effectively recording and communicating design ideas

Year 10 Students are assessed according to The Arts Achievement Standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum, with A-E Grades used for reporting.

Assessment types comprise:

  • Investigation of Basic skills (Practical) and Analysis of Photographer’s work and techniques (Theory) 20%
  • Product and Folio 50%: Students complete one finished product, including support materials
  • Skills Development 30%: A record of skills development.

Leads To

Stage 1 Creative Arts